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Meet 25-year-old Isatu from Waterloo, eastern area in Freetown. She is married, with two children, one and three years old.

In 2007, Isatu established her general merchandise business. She began her business because she needed to create permanent income to support the home. She works at the business from 7:00am until 6:30pm, seven days per week. She says that the main challenge to her business is the problem of transportation.

Isatu requires a loan in order to buy different kinds of commodities like flour, Maggi, tomato paste, and rice. She hopes that the extra income from this loan will allow her to increase her business and educate her children. In the future, Isatu plans to become a distributor. She thanks you for your support.

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About BRAC Sierra Leone

This loan is administered by BRAC Sierra Leone. BRAC, the world’s largest NGO, takes a multi-dimensional approach to attacking poverty through offering a comprehensive range of programs in the realms of microfinance, capacity building, livelihood development, health, education, and social justice.

BRAC Sierra Leone plays a large role in providing economic empowerment to communities that lack access to the financial mainstream. BRAC Sierra Leone offers small enterprise loans to men and women who desire to expand their small businesses, generate employment opportunities, and provide new services. More information can be found on BRAC Sierra Leone’s Kiva Field Partner Page.

About Sierra Leone

  • $2,100
    Average annual income
  • 26
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,245,175
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,347.0
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,400 helped Isatu to buy different kinds of commodities for her business like flour, Maggi, tomato paste, and rice.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 25, 2013
Feb 5, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 17, 2014